2016 PhysCon!


Matt, James, Yuhao, Chloe, Egla, Deepsana, Tara, Lani and Ivan (not shown) at 2016 PhysCon

Representatives from Adelphi University’s Physics Club attended the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (aka PhysCon).  Students attending included: Lani Chau, Ivan Miketic, Egla Ochoa-Madrid, Chloe Ong, Tracy Paltoo, Tara Pena, Yuhao Qiao, Deepsana Shahi, and James St. John.  The Physics Club co-adviser, Professor Matt Wright also attended.  We would like to thank Adelphi’s Center of Student Involvement, Horace McDonald, Adelphi’s Office of Academic Services and Retention, Adelphi’s College of Arts and Sciences, Adelphi’s CSTEP, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) for funding.
The following students will be presenting posters at the conference (Note: presenting authors are underlined):
Andreas Karpf, Yuhao Qiao, and Gottipaty Rao, Ultra-sensitive, real-time trace gas detection using a high-power, multi-mode diode laser and cavity ring-down spectroscopy.
Egla Ochoa-Madrid, Lani Chau, and Matthew Wright, Creating an Interactive Video Vignette on the Topic of Torque.
Tara Pena, James St. John, and Matthew Wright,  Development of a Simple Optimization Algorithm for Use in Atomic Physics Experiments.
Deepsana Shahi and Todd Satogata*, Error Analysis of CEBAF Emittance Measurements.
*Jefferson lab
Students will also be engaged in a number of other activities at the
Tracy Paltoo, Associate Zone Councilor on the SPS National Council, will serve on the Chapter Engagement Committee; host a plenary and workshop featuring the speaker Patrick Brady, who worked on LIGO; help facilitate a workshop and help students set up their poster presentations.
Chloe Ong, Yuhao Qiao, and James St. John won an SPS reporter award
of $200 each to travel and report on the conference.

Egla and Lani presenting their posters


Tara presenting her poster


Deepsana presenting her poster, *Deepsana’s research was conducted at Jefferson Lab with Todd Satogata


James and Chloe on the plane


James at conference


Yuhao presents her poster.  She did her research in Professor Rao’s lab at Adelphi University.



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